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WWD Collections issue 11/09/2009

Beyond exclusive contracts and blue-chip bookings, these standout models all have star potential—and they’re all 20 or younger.

This story first appeared in the November 9, 2009 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.



Yulia Kharlapanova

Nationality: Russian

Age: 20

Shows booked: 43 (closed 3)

Why she’s hot: Despite sitting out London, she walked an impressive amount of shows and closed Yves Saint Laurent.

Constance Jablonski

Nationality: French

Age: 18

Shows booked: 58 (opened 5)

Why she’s hot: The sheer number of shows she walked.

Frida Gustavsson

Nationality: Swedish

Age: 16

Shows booked: 60 (opened 4, closed 2)

Why she’s hot: This relative newcomer was in strong demand in all four cities.

Ginta Lapina

Nationality: Latvian

Age: 20

Shows booked: 36 (opened 3, closed 1)

Why she’s hot: She had a strong showing all season, and she closed Louis Vuitton.

Jac Jagaciak

Nationality: Polish

Age: 15

Shows booked: 32 (opened 5, closed 2)

Why she’s hot: She opened shows including Calvin Klein, closed Alexander Wang and opened and closed Etro.

Lindsey Wixson

Nationality: American

Age: 15

Shows booked: 8 (opened 4, closed 1)

Why she’s hot: She had an exclusive with Prada and Miu Miu her first season out.

Mirte Maas

Nationality: Dutch

Age: 18

Shows booked: 38 (opened 3, closed 2)

Why she’s hot: This was her debut season and she opened Yves Saint Laurent, Donna Karan and Alexander Wang.

Ranya Mordanova

Nationality: Russian

Age: 18

Shows booked: 40 (opened 1, closed 2)

Why she’s hot: Her unique look carried her through all four cities, and she did especially well in London, where she closed Paul Smith Women.


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